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These stories about lives lived in our community are made possible through the continued support of Ogeechee Area Hospice as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Remembering Statesboro's "senior statesman" and top Eagle fan Julian Deal

Remembering Statesboro's "senior statesman" and top Eagle fan Julian Deal

Julian Deal was serious, meticulous, and impactful. A family man and the biggest Eagles fan, he leaves a legacy to remember.
Statesboro Vietnam Veterans welcomed home with Honor Flight Savannah trip

Statesboro Vietnam Veterans welcomed home with Honor Flight Savannah trip

Even though their bodies have begun to slow down, when the bus departed for one last "mission," in their minds they were all 18 again. Join Grice Connect's DeWayne Grice as he takes you on a trip of a lifetime for local Veterans.
Carol Yawn: A sweet soul with a heart for her family and her community

Carol Yawn: A sweet soul with a heart for her family and her community

Carol Hodges Yawn, beloved mother, grandmother, and wife of the late Bruce Yawn, passed away March 30. Family and friends remember Carol for her steady and reassuring presence, her commitment to her faith, and her sweet soul. Join us as we look back on her life as a precious member of our community.
One of the Good Ones: Kevin "Bull" Spence was a friend to all

One of the Good Ones: Kevin "Bull" Spence was a friend to all

A gentle giant with a heart of gold who always had a smile for everyone he met -- this is just one way friends and family have described Kevin Spence after his sudden passing last month. Meet the man behind the nickname and see why everyone loved "Bull."
The Light, Love and Legacy of Dr. Gayle Jackson

The Light, Love and Legacy of Dr. Gayle Jackson

Charity, faith, and love distinguished the life of Dr. Gayle Jackson, whose passing on August 25, 2023, left an adoring family and community to mourn her loss. We honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Jackson during this month of remembrance and observance of Black History. Join us in walking through the memories of her life and work.
Rufus Earl Dabbs, Sr.: A legacy of service

Rufus Earl Dabbs, Sr.: A legacy of service

A seasoned businessman and supporter of progress in our community, Earl Dabbs, Sr., left a legacy of "service above self" that we should all appreciate as Statesboro continues to grow.
From the pharmacy counter to the Fair, Walter Pease lived a life of service to others

From the pharmacy counter to the Fair, Walter Pease lived a life of service to others

Walter Pease worked at Medical Center Pharmacy for 47 years, starting when he was just 12! His genuine smile and care for his customers throughout those many years were a testament to his character and dedication to serving others. Walter passed away just before Thanksgiving this year, at the age of 71.
Don Whaley leaves a lasting legacy through his love for the Pancake House and its people

Don Whaley leaves a lasting legacy through his love for the Pancake House and its people

Don Whaley touched thousands of lives through his years of service in Statesboro Kiwanis, always working with a twinkle in his eye and a tireless love for his people and our community. Don passed away on October 19, during this year's Fair Week, leaving behind a legacy that will impact Bulloch County for years to come.
Celebrating the life, love, and legacy of Holli Deal Saxon

Celebrating the life, love, and legacy of Holli Deal Saxon

Faced with the choice of surrendering to grief or celebrating the memories, Bobby NeSmith shares a touching tribute to his late sister, Statesboro's own storyteller.
Pastor Shonta "Shun" Newson remembered as a steadfast presence and community leader in Statesboro

Pastor Shonta "Shun" Newson remembered as a steadfast presence and community leader in Statesboro

Pastor Shonta “Shun” Omaile Newson was a pillar in the Statesboro community. After his unexpected passing on Saturday, August 5, 2023, touching tributes poured in online, memorializing him as a husband, father, friend, community leader, and steadfast presence in the lives of those that he knew.